INC

Mission

Industry Numbering Committee, a standing committee of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) that provides an open forum to address and resolve industry-wide issues associated with planning, administration, allocation, assignment and use of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) numbering resources within the NANP area.

Through its work, INC interacts with the following:

North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANP)

This site provides information about the NANP and its administration. The NANP is the numbering plan for the Public Switched Telephone Network in the United States and its territories. NeuStar Inc., the NANP administrator (NANPA), sponsors this page.

Pooling Administrator (PA)

This site provides information about thousands-block number pooling and the administration of pooled resources. Thousands-block number pooling is a process by which the 10,000 numbers in a central office code (NXX) are separated into ten sequential blocks of 1,000 numbers each (thousands-blocks) and allocated separately within a rate center. Thousands-block number pooling is implemented in the United States and Puerto Rico. Neustar, Inc., the PA, sponsors this page.


North American Numbering Council (NANC)

FCC established the NANC to assist in adopting a new model for administration of the NANP. The NANC will, among other tasks, provide advice and recommendations to the FCC and other NANP member governments on numbering issues, select neutral NANP and local number portability (LNP) administrators, and conduct initial resolution of certain numbering disputes. The NANC seeks to ensure that number administration is impartial and pro-competitive while continuing to maintain and foster an integrated approach to number administration throughout North America.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau

The FCC Wireline Competition Bureau is responsible for administering the regulatory agency's policies concerning telephone companies that provide long distance and local service to consumers. These companies provide services such as voice, data and other telecommunication transmission services to consumers. The Wireline Competition Bureau ensures all consumers have rapid, efficient, nationwide and worldwide access to these services at reasonable rates. As competition grows and new technologies are introduced into the marketplace, the Bureau seeks to eliminate unnecessary regulatory burdens on carriers while protecting the interests of consumers.